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🔴Thread: Understanding Doval Doctrine

With the military and technological advancement, the concept of mutually assured destruction has become an almost obsolete idea. In the 21st century, we are witnessing something different, a new kind of warfare that is Hybrid Warfare.
It is a multi-pronged approach that is employed to harm the enemy to the maximum at all levels, be it economically, politically, diplomatically, ideologically or in any other form. India, under its National Security Advisor (NSA), #AjitDoval...,
...has geared up for Hybrid War against #Pakistan and #China. Doval confirmed India's strategy of Hybrid Warfare in a lecture at a university when he said that India should be exploiting Pakistan’s weaknesses, harming and exploiting it at all levels...
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Today, #Armenia's FM Ararat Mirzoyan discussed the further development of cooperation in the energy sector with #Iran's FM Hossein Amir Abdollahian in #Geneva. On February 14, #Russian Gazprom reduced the volume of gas sent to Armenia, announcing that the pipeline was blocked.
1/1 Until today, there was no official message from #Gazprom that the blockage has been removed. And that means that RA also consumes gas at the expense of warehouses. The gas pipeline coming from Iran is able to almost provide the internal demand of Armenia.
1/2 Armenia's SSC Armen Grigoryan said in response to our question that will find solutions and alternatives if it has problems in the gas sector.
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Friday 28 October, Day 247 of the illegal war in #Ukraine.

#Russia continues to kill civilians while inventing stories with zero proof

Catch all of the important news in this thread, updated in real time.

If anyone wants to buy me a coffee, click here💜
The bodies of 10 more civilians killed by #Russia in this war were found yesterday. Details coming up.

If you need to catch up on yesterday's news, scroll through the stories here:

#StopRussia #StandWithUkraine
Having listened to all of #Putin's speech yesterday, it was clear his intention was to portray the US (and allies) as aggressors, and how #Russia only wanted peace.

The world's heard this before.
Putin playing games, seeing how long he can copy his hero

#Putler #WarCriminal
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🚨 RACE WATCH 🚨: @CookPolitical moves #NY17 (home to @dccc Chair @RepSeanMaloney) from "lean D" ➡ "toss-up"

Why is @dccc Chair Sean Patrick Maloney in such danger? His GOP challenger @lawler4ny responds:

@BillHemmer @DanaPerino
(1/3) "The amazing thing about this district is about 50% of households in it have a cop, a firefighter, a veteran, or a first responder living in it. And when you talk about crime being the top issue at 28% and inflation right behind it, that’s what voters are concerned about…
(2/3) ... @SeanPatrickMaloney – as the chair of the @dccc – owns this. He voted 100% lockstep with @TeamPelosi and @POTUS. He hasn’t been in the district. He’s been gallivanting around the globe raising money in #Paris and #Geneva...
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On this 1st Oct 2021,we started to organise ourselves with the aim of giving a voice to ourselves,to denounce the ill-treatment that we received in Libya for so many years

Therefore,we named ourselves @RefugeesinLibya

At the end of this thread is an important announcement

During the first week of October, we suffered enormous pains, hunger and thirst and endured all sorts of humiliation when the @UNHCRLibya closed their doors in the face of the most needy people.

But we resisted and continued to be our own voices despite the difficulties.

On the 8th Oct thousands of those detained in Al #Mabani concentration camp went on a hunger strike, they escaped & arrived at our encampment in front of @UNHCRLibya headquarters.

In the course of freeing the concentration camp, dozens were shot dead and 100s wounded.

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🧵The International Commission of Human Rights Experts on #Ethiopia (ICHREE) based in #Entebe, #Uganda is scheduled to present its interim report on Thursday Sept 22, 2022 in #Geneva according to UMD Media sources in the city.
The sources said the ICHREE is facing 1/14
mounting challenges in “a form that would amount to interference” in its work from some #European countries that are normally known for advocating for accountability for human rights violations in different parts of the world. Our sources were unable to reveal the names of 2/14
the European countries.
Access to #Tigray for the commission has been a significant challenge.
The ICHREE's request for access some time in July was first declared as accepted by Redwan Hussien, PM Abiy Ahmed’s National Security Advisor. Justice Minister Gedion Timotheos 3/14
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may I have your attention, please?🧵

new atrocities by #RussiaIsATerroristState in the last 24 hours:
> Russian soldier castrating alive Ukrainian prisoner
> attack on bus stop in my hometown. 5 people are dead
> Russians murdered 40 Ukrainian POWs

share info & join protests!🔽
find the country & city / date & time, print or draw posters and #StandWithUkraine. the whole world should know about Russian fascism

if Europe does not help stop this war, it has no future. we demand actions, not promises

follow Vyriy to stay updated:
now I will post announcements for each city separately. so spread this information to your European friends, organizations and allies

in the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends, you know

#RussiaIsATerroristState #ArmUkraineNow
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For those reasons, and others, I considered Switzerland an anomaly, hardly a model to be extrapolated to other nations. But I see its fantastic non-car transport options have a lot to teach the world.
I was staying near a village with a population of 780 in the canton of Vaud, in the foothills of the Jura Mountain. To get there from the #Geneva airport, I hopped on to a high-speed train, an escalator ride away from the baggage carousel... Image
Departures every 10 minutes or so, along the lakeshore of Lac Léman, to #Lausanne, #Vevey, #Montreux. Downtown #Geneva is *six minutes* away from the airport by train. Many of the trains have kids' playrooms on the upper levels. And of course you can take on a bicycle... Image
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#Switzerland has the best public transit in the world.” 🇨🇭

That’s what many transport experts told me when I was researching my book #Straphanger.

After 6 weeks of getting to know the country’s network, I’m beginning to think they have a point. Here’s why… 🧵🪡
I'd been to Switzerland a few times before, and was duly impressed with its rail network, and the transit in its larger cities... Image
...esp. #Zurich, with its trams. "There's little reason to travel in an automotive cocoon when, for a fare of only a few francs, an efficient, stately tramway will provide transportation from point A to B at a level of comfort an emperor might have envied."
—Alain de Botton Image
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@ICRC reminds parties in Ukraine: When international armed conflict breaks out and people find themselves at the mercy of belligerent States, the #GenevaConventions provide a minimum safeguard to protect their dignity, physical & psychological integrity.…
The #GenevaConventions protect all persons in the power of the belligerents by taking their different situations into account – combatant, civilian, POW, medical personnel, sick, wounded, woman, child, mercenary, persons w/ disabilities…
Here is how 👇…
The prisoner of war (POW) regime in the Third Geneva Convention is primarily designed to protect members of the armed forces in the enemy hands. Since they are disarmed and no longer a threat, detaining powers must treat them humanely and in line with their role as combatants.
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This particular graphic has been circulating & widely used for some months. It's misinformative & requires further clarity:

1⃣ The US is one of 194 signatories to the IHR (2005), its biggest update since 1969. These regs *do not* 'override & supercede' the US Constitution...
2⃣ The US ammendments to the IHR concern greater collaboration & commucation in the event of a future PHEIC & detail nothing about allowing the WHO to bypass sovereignty.

Other nations can object or make reservations to these ammendments set out within Article 59-64 of the IHR.
3⃣ No vote will take place in #Geneva #Switzerland at the 75th WHA on IHR ammendments nor sign any Treaty into international law.

The Assembly are set to 'consider' these ammendments. There has to be time for other WHO nations to respond & make reservations.
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‼️.@mod_russia: According to the available reliable information, the Security Service of #Ukraine (SSU) is preparing another provocation to accuse the servicemen of the #Russian Federation of so-called war crimes with the mass destruction of civilians in the #Odessa region.
‼️.@mod_russia: It’s planned to dress one of the SSU units in the uniform of 🇷🇺 servicemen & make a demonstrative shooting of local residents. 🖼 & 🎞 footage of this action w/alleged "🇷🇺 atrocities" will be published by 🇺🇦 and Western news agencies to immediately promote fakes.
‼️.@mod_russia: The upcoming provocation of the #Ukrainian authorities demonstrates their inhumane attitude to the fate of peaceful citizens of #Ukraine and testifies to the complete disregard for all norms of #morality and international humanitarian law.
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More #Chechens departing from Grozny to Ukraine.
Aircraft: Ilyushin IL-76-MD
Russian 🇷🇺 Air Force
Reg: RA-78818
ADBS not providing! But from other sources, dates aircraft operated (11/03 and 16/03), seems it landed in or close to #Mariupol #Ukraine #OSINT #flighttracking
Registration below 👇
There is evidence the same aircraft was in Geneva, Switzerland on 17th of June 2021. #OSINT #Ukraine #Chechens #Russianairforce #Geneva #Switzerland #Suisse
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Sunday border scramble in the sun, near Malval in Geneva. Political borders seeming dauntingly less trivial this week, as we think of people in Europe fleeing to safety across borders, while soldiers invade across others. #Geography #BorderNerds 🇫🇷🇨🇭 ImageImageImage
No. 138 We chased down lots of border stones in a marshy wood, of different ages. This one was apparently moved to save it from being swept away by the stream, so the marks on top indicate this, showing that the border follows the stream after this point.🇨🇭🇫🇷 #Border #Geography ImageImageImageImage
No. 139 Super strange F (France) engraved backwards; G (Geneva) presumably recarved over previous mark/sign🇨🇭🇫🇷 #Border #Geography ImageImageImageImage
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My summary of #US - #Russia talks in #Geneva / THREAD
1. The talks went, by and large, as #Russia/n party expected it to go:
a) #US took most RUS proposals seriously, elaborated thru them;
b) US sought to tie RUS proposals to issues of strategic stability & missile deployments
c) US sought to make it “protracted negotiation process”
2.#Russia made clear it wasn’t interested in linking strat stability conversation to security guarantees conversation – at least in the way the #US wants it.
Ryabkov: “Legal guarantees on the issue of @NATO non-(further)expansion are of the prime significance for Russia”
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Well, I’m up far too early, so I may as well tweet about the US-Russia discussions happening in #Geneva today.

I’ve been reluctant to comment too much on the growing tensions; I’m wary of allowing Russia to set the narrative and that’s what we’ve been seeing so far.
Russia is the party creating this escalation; Russia instigated the war in Ukraine in the first place; Russia alone can stop it.

Any discussion of the talks without mentioning those facts, but underlining Russia’s “demands” or supposed reasoning for the troop buildup…
on Ukraine’s border is allowing Russia to set the narrative. End of story.

That’s why I’ve been glad to see US officials firmly reject Moscow’s demands for security guarantees regarding Ukraine’s NATO membership and US forces in Central Europe.
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🚨Diplomatic week starting in #Geneva #Switzerland on 10.01.22. #US 🇺🇸 and #Russia 🇷🇺 Deputy Secretary of State W. Sherman, will face Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov.

✈️ SAM064 arrived 08.01
✈️ Tu-204 famous RA-85042 flying to @GeneveAeroport Sunday

#ukrain #Kazakhstan
Tu-154m (not 204) RA-85042 approaching @GeneveAeroport this morning 👀 🔊 @liveatc
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WH issues readout of US Nat'l Security Advisor #JakeSullivan's conversation today with #Russia's presidential foreign policy advisor, #YuriyUshakov, re: Russia and #Ukraine.

#Ushakov #Putin #Zelensky Image
WH / US Nat'l Security Council spokesperson issues readout of US Nat'l Security Advisor #JakeSullivan conversation today with nat'l security advisors, foreign ministers & other officials from #BucharestNine of #NATO Allies re: #Russia & #Ukraine.

#B9 #Putin #Zelensky Image
WH / US Nat'l Security Council spokesperson issues readout of US Nat'l Security Advisor #JakeSullivan's conversation today with #Russia's foreign policy advisor to the president, #YuriyUshakov.

#Putin #Zelensky #Ukraine #Ushakov Image
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Nat'l Security Council Spokesperson Emily Horne issues readout of Nat'l Security Advisor #JakeSullivan's conversation today with #Ukrain's head of presidential office, #AndriyYermak.

#Russia Image
#BREAKING (via WH press pool)
#Biden talks with journalists re: #Ukraine.

#Russia Image
#BREAKING (via WH press pool)
#Biden says re: potential invasion of #Ukraine by #Russia:

"We’ve been aware of Russia’s actions for a long time and my expectation is we’re going to have a long discussion."

He adds that "won't accept" #Putin's red line in Ukraine. Image
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#UN #Northkorea #Geneva


"Deaths by Starvation Reported in Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Special Rapporteur Tells Human Rights Council"…
According to OHCHR at least 200 people got forcefully starved to death by secruity forces since the begining of 2021 in NK. The number how ever is getting report by the Bolivarian Republic of #Venezuela as a "Special Rapporteur Tells Human Rights Council "
my oppinion I doubt the number of the report and probably partd of it but didnt reade the hole ...but its already enough. I just simply dosnt trust Venezuela as a UNSC member...
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#UN #NorthKorea #Geneva #CyberCrime

A preliminary United Nations investigation into the theft last September of US$281 million (€232 million) worth of assets from a cryptocurrency exchange "strongly suggests" links to North Korea - with industry analysts pointing to KuCoin,
based in Seychelles, as the victim of one of the largest digital currency heists evee recorded. A confidential report to members of the UN Security Council by independent sanctions monitors
said another blockchain hack-related transactions had appeared to be connected to a second hack last October, when US$23 million was stolen. "Preliminary analysis, based on the attack vectors and subsequent efforts to launder the illicit proceeds,
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The @WHO #coronavirus investigation team will hold a press conference here in #Wuhan #China starting in around 7 hours time. We’ll be covering it on @BBCWorld TV, World Service Radio and BBC website.
So that’s 16.00 #Wuhan time / 0900 #Geneva time for the @WHO #coronavirus investigation team press conference here in #Wuhan #China.
What to expect from today’s @WHO press conference: not, here is where the #coronavirus came from. Instead I’d imagine it’ll be along the lines of... because we’ve now found out X,Y&Z from here on in we’ll be turning our attention to these areas to study the possible virus origins
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1. I missed @maddow today and just watched the interview with @jrpsaki. She made a pronouncement in the @StateDept presser 2014 that changed my life. She announced the #YPG #YPJ were not considered listed within #PKK #FTO designation and the next day, I went to war against #ISIS.
2. I knew they would win. But they needed our help then and they need it now. Too many times we have betrayed the #Kurds and it's more than Kurds in the new #Syria in #NES we will betray. #Sunni #Arabs, #Christians & #Ezidi can create #peace with the #Alawi with strong US support
3. the extortion practiced by #Assad will become meaningless. People are tired of ##war and #Turkey-backed #Islamists have got to go. Assad and the Russians can't do it because Assad represents an existential threat to Sunni #Druze, Kurds, Ezidi and #Christian #Syrians.
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